Trilateral meeting between President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and President of France Francois Hollande will be held in Berlin on August 24.
The issues to be discussed are the situation in Donbas, fulfillment of the Minsk agreements, implementation of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, establishment of the visa-free regime, energy security and reforms in Ukraine.
According to Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Kostiantyn Yelisieiev, holding of the Ukraine-France-Germany Summit at the initiative of the Ukrainian President and future meetings of Petro Poroshenko with EU leaders in Brussels are an evidence of deep common concern over the deterioration of the security situation in the region as a result of the Russian aggression against Ukraine.
“Against the backdrop of active and purposeful steps by Ukraine aimed at the fulfillment of the Minsk agreements in all dimensions – political, security, humanitarian and socio-economic, one can notice deliberate attempts of Russia to torpedo the peace process,” K. Yelisieiev noted.
The Ukrainian President intends to inform his colleagues on the present situation in the region and make suggestions aimed at preventing negative scenarios in Donbas.
Particular attention will be paid to the reinforcement of the EU’s policy regarding the non-recognition of the annexation of Crimea.
K. Yelisieiev emphasized that such meetings would facilitate further consolidation of the international support for Ukraine in its aspiration to restore sovereignty and territorial integrity, inter alia, through the provision of new dynamics to the Minsk process as the only way to achieve peace and stability in Donbas.
The Head of State will make a visit to Germany right after the participation in festivities on the occasion of the 24th anniversary of the Independence of Ukraine.